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by this sight. the dangers to sabotage into what's behind all this. speaker boehner gets leaked saying one thing, goes on the record denying it now seems intent on denying the obvious. that given a chance, the house of representatives would not have the government back to work by midnight. the far scarier is the default looming ahead. just ten days from now. why are we the greatest country in the world the symbol of government headed towards disaster? why do we have so many no nothings in the congress deny the fiscal arithmetic that stares us in the face? where the bad guys fear nothing more than science and other evidence of human progress. i love democracy. even more, i love democratic politics. i love it when the two sides go at it with your ideas and philosophies and try to win the public over. but what do you call this? this dangerous zigzagging towards the abyss with boehner being driven to the cliff while the zealots yell victory lies in catastrophe, kool-aid for everyone and defeatists will be shot. chuck todd and eugene robinson. last week both "the new york times" and "the washington p
. >> john boehner kept saying i want to have a kchgs. >> he used the word conversation 22 times in that interview. >> the goal posts have moved again. >> now they are stuck. >> for them, a win is -- >> full capitulation. >> to have him cry uncle. >> it's time for us to take a stand. >> it's not enough to take a stand. in the end you have to govern. >> the boehner bhungalers. that's the headline of the column in the "new york times" today. what he called the keeply incompetent house republican leadership. the professor goes on to refer to the house of representatives as the keystone cops and the boehner bungle eebungleers. but there is another possible. the one that no one is considering. what if what if john boehner and the house republican leadership and senator ted cruise know exactly what they're doing and exactly why they're doing it? what if they are playing a much longer and bigger game than anyone has noticed. what if their concern is the presidency and nothing but the presidency? and what if the republican party, the party that created the modern imperial presidency has
boehner is going to be holding this news conference, does that mean that the republicans blinked? >> we're going to see exactly what the speaker is going to propose. until today, he insisted that any raising of the debt ceiling by the house of representatives would have to be bined by action on reducing the nation's debt. doing something about long-term deficit financing. the president has said that he wants a clean debt ceiling raise. so we think that speaker boehner is trying to sell members of his caucus on the debt ceiling, and not opening the government until something is added to it, by the affordable care act or other budgetary measures. >> and randall, it appears that the affordable care act, all of that may not be a thing of the pastas the news conference is being set up. >> we're hearing the hardliners talking about at least needing to amend the affordable care act, but not so much in terms of tying it to the reopening of government or the debt ceiling. so right now, what we're doing this morning, what we expect speak iser boehner to do, republicans are ready to approve a shor
latest of the expected house vote to be brought by speaker john boehner. but up next, "the ed show" with my friend, ed schultz. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" live from new york. we've got some progress. let's get to work. ♪ >> it's been very clear all along what we as republicans in the house have wanted. >> at the heart and soul of it all, it's still obama. they don't want this deal. >> speaker boehner decides to light a match and throw it on the gasoline that's already all over the place. >> i love the smell of napalm in the morning. >> why are they doing this to the american people? >> they don't want anything to work with the president's name connected to it. >> our top political priority should be to deny president obama a second term. >> you lose! good day, sir! >> there are a lot of opinions about what direction to go. >> wasting the public's time. and in this case, time is money. >> we're talking with our members on both sides of the aisle. >> you can't fight in here, this is a war room. >> that really does compromise speaker boehner's leadersh
speaker boehner to be coming to the microphones very, very shortly after finishing a meeting with his conference. lawmakers spending the morning floating the latest deal to its members and we're waiting to hear from house republicans as i was mentioning any moment. it would lift the debt limit until february the 7th. it would fund the government through january 15th. it would formalize budget talks with an end date before christmas. that senate deal could also include more flexibility for agencies to deal with sequester cuts. and if nothing else, you could hear a real change in tone. >> i'm very optimistic that we reach -- we will reach an agreement. it's reasonable in nature this week. deeply appreciate my friend, the minority leader, for his diligent efforts to come to an agreement. >> let me just echo the remarks of my good friend, the majority leader. we've had an opportunity over the last couple of days to have some very constructive exchanges of views about how to move forward. >> but if the senate gets this deal worked out, there are still two big potential obstacles. will sena
boehner. did he just open a slight possibility in which to cut a deal? meanwhile, members of congress can work out at their exclusive gyms which remain open while the shutdown adds insult to injury for the families of our fallen service men and women. who is looking out for them? we'll ask the head of the house veterans affairs committee. >>> and the pop culture lead. it would be funny if it weren't infuriating. few people are smiling about what's happening in washington right now but hollywood has squeezed laughs and drama out of this kind of situation before. good afternoon, everyone. welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. we begin of course with this national lead. they're talking, but they're mostly just saying the same thing they have been saying for eight days now with one notable exception. less than an hour ago, president obama wrapped a news conference at the white house and reiterated his position on the partial government shutdown and the debt ceiling. he is perfectly ready to sit down and talk with republicans just as soon as they pass a clean temporary spending bill to reope
and reopen the federal government? with house speaker john boehner maintaining that all he wants to do is have a conversation with the president, he got his wish today. when president obama rang him up. and we have just learned that speaker boehner will make a statement at 4:30 p.m., which, of course, we'll bring you live. and president obama today called on the speaker, reiterating that he's willing to negotiate with republicans, just as soon as they reopen the government and stop threatening to default on the nation's debt. just because they don't like the health care law. that's the president's position. and at a press conference today, he stuck with it. >> i will sit down and work with anyone of any party, not only to talk about the budget. i'll talk about ways to improve the health care system. i'm ready to head up to the hill and try. i'll even spring for dinner again. but i'm not going to do it until the more extreme parts of the republican party stop forcing john boehner to issue threats about our economy. we can't make extortion routine as part of our democracy. >> meanwhile,
and the senate minority leader, are going to be able to get together and do a deal at this hour and john boehner is going to accept it? boehner is going to be able to take whatever these gentlemen come up with in the senate and go over to the house and say hey, guys, come on. i've got some new tea for you to drink. it ain't going to happen. this is nothing but false hope. i will be stunned if we don't default. i will be stunned if there is a deal. now meanwhile, the backdrop of all of this, republicans who shut down the government are using our nation's veterans as pawns in their battle to win back political opinion. yeah, i constantly have to be ask yourself the question throughout all of this, where are the american people. what is our threshold. what do we want? well, we want a government that works, we want a government that's open and we want a deal that's going to give the middle class a chance in this country. americans overwhelmingbly blame republicans for the shutdown by a 22-point margin. that's a heck of a number. so why are the democrats even dealing with these people? with those num
house. and house speaker john boehner is putting the kibosh, instead limiting the meeting to leadership. the white house issuing a statement saying that president obama is disappointed speaker boehner is preventing his members from coming to the white house. the debt ceiling deadline is coming up one week from today. tes jack lew saying default would be bad. very bad. >> if congress fails to meet its responsibility, it could deeply damage financial markets, the ongoing economic recovery and the jobs and savings of millions of americans. >> but some of the republican rank and file in both chambers still seem stuck in default denial. >> many nonpartisan economists even including some of the biggest banks of new york say if you fail to raise the debt limit, it would be a catastrophe for the world economy. that doesn't convince you enough? >> i'm not convinced that's true. >> i think it's irresponsible for any leaders from washington to indicate that america would default and not pay our debt. in fact, i think it would be reinsuring if the president would come forward and say
." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. john boehner, i'm talking to you. i think you need advice from outside that caucus. i'm afraid it's smothering you. it's killing any impulse you have to call the shots and end this government shutdown. worse yet, the approaching default on the country's debt. this historic embarrassment to your party, to your beloved house of representatives, this deep injury to your country. here i think it's fair to say are your options, mr. speaker. you can continue down the road, that little band of warriors on your party's right has assigned you. that means sticking with them all the way, following whatever course the fartherest out 30 of your caucus want you to take. going after the affordable care act at every stop, giving up on any bipartisan solution to the debt crisis, then doing the whole thing over again every two months from now until the end of your speakership. causing havoc global economic mayhem at maximum. the value of our currency, our word. you want to get down that road, mr. speaker? how about th
the scarecrow. he is looking for a brain. he can't find one. this was about the stupidest move the john boehner could have made today, because what he did coming out with this compromise he is calling it or proposal or chance for the president to move on something, what he did is he came out and talked about what really americans aren't too concerned about right now. what americans are concerned about is getting to work. ending the shutdown. but boehner had nothing on the table because he doesn't care about federal workers. they're nothing but bargaining chips on the table. he doesn't care about the middle class. he doesn't care about jobs. he only cares about power and satisfying these two wizards. the koch brothers. the big story at this hour, president obama is currently meeting with house republicans. should i say a selected number of them, because the rest of them must hate the guy terribly. and of course they're talking i think about the shutdown and the debt limit over at the white house right now. of course, the backdrop is a very lame offer by the republicans today. and this, of course
to when john boehner will come out. in the meantime we have enough time to speak with democratic senator chris murphy of connecticut and south carolina congressman james clyburn. gentlemen, again, speaker boehner has given this five-minute warning so if i jump away abruptly, please forgive me. congressman, let me start with you. republican leaders in the house and the senate have been holding these critical meetings to try to get the rank and file on the same page. are you optimistic and do you think it's likely house republicans will announce a workable deal? >> thank you so much for having me, thomas. you know, i'm always an optimistic person, but the fact of the matter is we would love to see the debt ceiling lifted for as at least a year. of course we will accept this -- these dates as proposed but from what i'm hearing, there are a lot of poison pills coming out of the republican conference. they would like to add new objections to the affordable care act. i understand that they are talking about getting rid of a big thing without offering in its stead. that effectively undercuts it
house speaker john boehner due to come out and speak any time now about the behind-the-scenes negotiations taking place on capitol hill this morning with high drama over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling looming coming on thursday. a lot of wheeling and dealing, secret meetings and name calling as well. house republicans working on their own debt ceiling and government funding bill. senate republicans will soon meet behind closed doors about their deal to end the stalemate, one that prompted president obama to call minority leader mitch mcconnell yesterday and discuss it. this senate deal keeps the government funded until january the 15th. that's the same day a new round of sequestration kicks in. it raises the debt limit through february the 7th and creates a new conference to resolve major tax and spending issues by no later than december the 13th. now, the deal also allows agencies more flexibility with sequester-related cuts. meanwhile, the one in the house has minor tweaks to obama care but keeps the same deadlines in place. some argue this is the ki
it pretty subtly yesterday. i'm guessing not so subtle today, which is simply telling boehner if you simply pass a clean -- they will accept anything that gets to their desk that's clean, no matter the duration. hint hint speaker boehner. if you want to do this in five weeks, a five-week window here to force negotiations, so you can say you got the president to negotiate, as long as you pass the clean -- temporary clean funding bill and debt ceiling height for even a small period of time, he'll sign it. the white house spent all day yesterday throwing out these hints in various ways. i suspect we're going to hear the president in some ways say the same thing. so i'm sort of befuddled here. i think boehner has a way out if he wants to take this. >> that's the big question. >> i don't know if he wants to take it or if he can. >> that's the point. right, david? we don't know if boehner -- whether boehner feels like he can put an end to this or whether there needs to be a "d" fault on our debt. >> we don't know if he's driving the car. the car up to now has been hijacked by 30 or 40 tea partier
will support those recommendations? >> i thank the gentleman for yielding and i would like to say mr. boehner does recognize your friendship and support of your district and is delighted that you are here on the rules committee with us. that is an outstanding question. i would say that as the american people hear the debate that takes place between these members who would be there, we hope that the american people really engage on this issue that would have great leverage with all of our members and it would be i think beneficial. as best i can tell you, as i look at the gentlewoman from new york, i think the american people do need to see how we are going to do this. i appreciate the gentleman for asking. >> i have additional questions. one of them is in reading and rereading the legislation and asking my staff to review it, it says absolutely nothing about how much this will cost. these committees don't just come into existence all of a sudden and don't cost anything. since you have left that out, i would hope before we report -- normally i am in agreement with reporting out the rule most i
. these are the people making decisions that could affect millions of americans. it's time for speaker boehner to end this crisis now. >> can you guarantee to the american people congress will not go past the deadline and push us into default? >> listen, i have made clear for months and months that the idea of default is wrong. and we shouldn't get anywhere close to it. >> we shouldn't, but we are. and speaker boehner and his tea party extremists are the reason why. this is not some little prank that you pull and post on youtube. this is real. it's serious. just moments ago the fitch credit rating agency warned the u.s. rating for negative downgrade. it's time for john boehner to step up and stop republicans from blowing up our economy. joining me now is congressman elijah cummings andmy sh michel cottle. thank you both for coming on the show tonight. congressman, 30 hours from the beginning of a default, and house republicans pull their bill after the right wing heritage action group urged a no vote. what do you make of this. >> well, reverend, if you look at the heritage memo they sent to republica
house speaker john boehner shut down the government. mark meadows' strategy in the document is the strategy that republicans followed that indeed got us the government shutdown we have which is in its seventh day. the mark meadows letter had a demand in it. and it was, demand that was not addressed to democrats in the house or democrats in the senate or president obama or anybody else who you think would be on the opposite side of a mark meadows demand letter. no the demand was actually made to republican house speaker john boehner. the letter essentially said, i mark meadows and republican members of congress who signed on to the letter with me demand that you, john boehner shut down the government. make the funding of the federal government contingent on getting health reform. getting rid of health reform. and if president obama does not agree to get rid of health reform. if he does not agree to that. shut down the government. we demand that you follow this strategy. it is amazing to think that a brand new freshman member of congress with no national profile. know addition
the comementsd comments ey president obama. >> libby the house speaker john boehner he will be making a statement at 4:30 and we'll bring you that live. and libby will be here to help us through that. but libby boehner says he wants to negotiate and talk to the president. what is it that he wants to get out of a new conversation with the president? >> that is a good question. you think it would be easy to answer. it's not that clear. a lot of represent republicans d off the healthcare. now they are talking about spending cuts and bigger cuts. the speaker boehner is pointing fingers and saying that the oust white house and the republicans are not the ones that are not willing to negotiate. >> there is a lot of finger pointing going on right now? >> we are a week into this thing. any idea on how the public is reacting to the shutdown. >> well it's int not good at ths time. as president obama pointed out it could get a lot worse if the debt ceiling is breeched. what the president said economic harhardships or inconveniences r americans. we are trying to do things which is getting the business of the
, this morning speaker john boehner alluded to the fact the house would put forward its own bill with the same extension dates but with a few modifications. >> there are a lot of opinions about what direction to go. there have been no decision about what exactly we will do. we're going to continue to work with our members on both sides of the aisle to try to make sure there's no issue of default and get our government reopened. >> his deputy eric cantor stressed the importance of fairness in any deal. >> we also, though, as the house republican conference think is very, very important for us to stress in whatever proposal we move forward will reflect our position on fairness. >> to the house republicans fairness looks something like this. their bill will reportedly include two-year delay of medical device tax and prohibit members of congress and members of the president's cabinet from receiving subsidies for the nation's health care law. it will eliminate health insurance protections for labor unions which are outlined in the senate bill. and it would prevent the treasury from using extraordin
more worried about this thing not coming before us tonight. and we know that speaker boehner has to take it to his folks. and you never know what's going to happen over there. i would just hope and i said this on your show before, that we ought to look at speaker tip o'neil, when he wanted to get something done that was tough and it was tough for his own party, the magic was 218. that's the number. he didn't worry where it came from. if speak for boehner would just take a page out of that book. say i'm speaker of the house, not speaker of the republican party. we could have gotten this done a long time ago. and all the pain and suffering and kids getting hurt and the rest, we wouldn't have had to go through it. >> will we get this done in your estimation before thursday when the debt ceiling deadline is? >> well, i'm going to give you my -- i believe 75/25 we will. >> so you think 75/25 we may be able to get it done. >> yeah. >> you know, it's interesting. even senator corker is now admitting it's the gop. now we'll see whether we get a deal out of the senate and whether mr. boeh
between reid and mcconnell could proceed. however, mcconnell did meet with speaker boehner for nearly a half hour, and mcconnell will meet with senate republicans tomorrow morning to review the emerging agreement. here are the contours of the deal as we know them. reopening the government and funding it through january 15th, lifting the debt ceiling through february 7th, requiring a budget conference report in which both houses would come together to negotiate a budget by december 13th, and flexibility for agencies to implement budget cuts from sequestration. there may be some other aspects of the deal we'll get into. this deal comes after democrats rejected a plan crafted by republican senator susan collins, in part because it would have extended sequestration level budget well into 2014. there is at least recent precedent for mcconnell and reid striking a deal the white house signs off on, a deal that speaker boehner then brings to a vote in the house, despite the opposition of a majority of republicans. it happened on the fiscal cliff and it happened on sandy aid. of course, the gr
from now or so, we will find out if we have a deal. speaker john boehner will emerge at 10:00 from a meeting with the house republicans. they're kind of critical to this because the deal has been being negotiated over there, 's some provisions and, but obviously, boehner is an important player at the-- who has not been at the table and wants to-- may not want to go to the table. so we're waiting on boehner and the house republicans to give us their two cents. >> 10:00 we'll find out yes or no, we'll be there. thank you, appreciate it. there's a lot of other news making headlines this morning and here we go. first off, there was a technical error on food stamp debit cards and you're looking at loaded shopping carts of people who could buy anything they wanted on the food stamp card. here is the question, is that stealing? some of these folks had ten, 12 shopping carts loaded up to the top. we'll ask the judge, is it stealing? and a train wreck called obamacare, look at "the washington post" appeared to be turning on this new law. look at the headllnes, they're talking about implosio
'donnell. thanks. >>> president obama took 18 question tuesday at his press conference. speaker john boehner took exactly two questions. so who's the guy who is a frayed -- afraid of talking about the shutdown. >> republicans have no interest in shutting down the government. >> shutting down the government is irresponsible. it is as simple as that. >> day act of the government shutdown. >> full steam ahead on a government shutdown. >> this is a very complicated >> new polls show no one smelling like roses. >> 70% disapproval rating. >> 70%, put the fault with republicans. their numbers are declining. >> i know the american people are tired of it. lord knows i'm teared of ired o. this is not a complicated fpiec of business. >> eyeing the debt ceiling. >> all about the debt ceiling. a all this talk about default. >> it's nonsense. >> demagoguery. false demagoguery. >> when i hear people trying to downplay the skon conventions of that. >> nonsense. >> a lot of demagoguery. >> irresponsible. >> alternatives are popping up. >> some discussion about my powers under the 14th amendment. that's going to m
. house speaker john boehner on capitol hill says he will not agree to an unconditional surrender. ed henry has tonight's top story. >> you have to go through this stuff every three months it seems like. and lord knows i'm tired of it. >> reporter: looking straight into the camera and apologizing to the american people over what he called nonsense, president obama for the first time offered republicans a way out of the budget standoff declaring he will sit for negotiations over the federal budget as well as his health care law if speaker john boehner will pass legislation reopening the government and extending the debt ceiling for a few months or even a few weeks. >> what i said is i will talk about anything. my suggestion to the speaker has been and will continue to be let's stop the excuses. let's take a vote in the house. let's end. the shutdown right now. let's put people back to work. >> reporter: an hour later, boehner said he agrees the nation pay its bills but a phone call with the president earlier in the day went badly. >> if there's unconditional surrender by republicans, h
if they're all in. words moments ago john boehner left the white house without talking to reporters. what now? chief white house correspondent ed henry has the story. >> reporter: for the first time in the standoff there were glimmers of a compromise. >> when they send us something, we'll look at it as clear and close as we can. >> reporter: then a small group of house republican negotiators arrived with that something for the president. hours after speaker john boehner revealed to mixed reax. the plan would give the president a six week extension to push potential default back to november 22nd right before thanksgiving. both parties would be appointed to work out a broader budget package if the president agrees to sit and talk about spending cuts and tax reform to get the government back over. >> it's time for leadership, negotiations and conversations to begin. i hope the president will look at this as an opportunity and good faith effort on our part to move half way. >> half way means boehner is giving the president a clean extension of the debt ceiling but is not opening the governmen
at the white house. john boehner had nothing to say after that meeting. >> mr. speaker -- >> boehner released some of his lesser known republican members to take the new house republican message to the nation. >> no one here wants to default on our nation's debt. and so that's why -- the republicans in the house have suggested let's just get that off the table. >> opening the government is a negotiation that will happen tonight. and in the, in the hours ahead, and we hope to have it open by -- you know, monday morning. >> and boehner left questions about the details of any possible deal where those questions belong, the chairman of the powerful appropriations committee. >> we agreed to -- fry to find the -- one digss for the cr -- conditions for the cr. >> part of the debt ceiling bill now? >> and we'll get back with each other tonight. >> so the conditions for dealing with the cr would be part of the six-week debt bill is that what you are saying? >> well -- let me stay away from those things at the moment. >> but is the resolution trying to resolve both of these, use in some fashion? >> bot
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